These are topics that I enjoy discussing. My husband and I have many fond memories of sitting at our dining table over pizza discussing church leadership for hours with friends who shared our interest in this topic.
Since I spent considerable time putting my thoughts into words, and since Scott spent considerable time answering me, I wanted to provide some links to the conversation. I would love to read your comments there also.
Community in the Image of God: Service (pt 7)
Community in the Image of God: Empowerment (pt 8)
This weekend, I'll be checking out the links that Steve Sensenig posted at Theological Musings He is another incredibly smart and gifted writer involved with simple church. His posts are always worth reading. And he likes me.
Thanks for the link Steve!
Finally, some wise advice for bloggers from the great tall one, Andrew Jones:
Be a vibrant, risktaking, Christlike person who is honest and vulnerable in sharing their WHOLE life as opposed to being an invisible writer of shorter articles.